New PDF release: AIDS, Rhetoric, and Medical Knowledge

By Alex Preda

ISBN-10: 0521837707

ISBN-13: 9780521837705

This 2005 ebook examines the formation of clinical wisdom concerning the AIDS epidemic within the Nineteen Eighties and indicates the wider cultural assumptions which grounded this information. Alex Preda highlights the metaphors, narratives, and classifications which framed medical hypotheses concerning the nature of the infectious agent and its transmission methods and compares those arguments with these utilized in the medical wisdom approximately SARS. via targeted rhetorical research of biomedical guides, the writer indicates how wisdom approximately epidemics is formed by means of cultural narratives and different types of social concept. Preda situates his research within the broader body of the area chance society, the place medical wisdom is named upon to help and form public guidelines approximately prevention and overall healthiness upkeep, between others. yet can those regulations stay away from the effect of cultural narratives and of social classifications? The publication indicates how tradition issues for prevention and overall healthiness regulations, in addition to with appreciate to how clinical study is geared up and funded.

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